Going from Oslo to Amsterdam was actually a bit of a downer. Because to get there, we had a day at sea - which meant a day of, "What should we do today?" Which turned into, "Oh shoot, this cruise almost over, we should start packing while we're killing time in the North Sea." Yeah, total bummer.
And the ship doesn't even pretend they want you to say because you start getting mail at your door that includes exit tags for your luggage, invoices reminding you of what you bought while on board and details on how they'd like you to leave the ship (8am, promptly after swiping your ship card for the last time) in two days. Rude...I thought we were friends. Don't they have any sympathy for our mental state?
The whole tour was about how Holland opted to use a windmill system to lower the water level in order to inhabit the lands. Without the windmills, the land would be under water. With it, the land is total utopia for plant life.
I never thought the words "Hydrangea Envy" would cross my lips. But I did take several pictures to bring back to my own garden - my Hydrangea has not responded to these motivational posters.